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    what is it called when websites scroll up and down from ads?

    Hello all, random noob here. Frustrated to the point of busting my computers. I've googled trying to find out what on earth I can do to stop websites I visit from scrolling up and down from ads. For example, I go to cnn.com, and while the page is still loading, I see an interesting news link (a cnn link) and just as I go to click on it, WHOOPS!!! The whole darn page slides down and I end up inadvertently clicking a different link. Very annoying to go back and wait again and watch the whole page go up and down. 90% of the time, I never even see the ad that shoves itself at the top somewhere, forcing everything else to follow suit. Then the ad apparently leaves because the whole page slides back up again. Even more annoying is when I'm reading an article and I lose my spot because again the whole page slides down like 6 inches to make room for an ad, some of which automatically start playing a video, again unseen by me unless I give in to it and scroll up to see what the heck is screwing up my web experience. So basically, I would like to know what that type of ad placement is called, how I can stop it, and if anyone knows why people would use such ads on their sites. The ads almost are never seen as they assert themselves all the way at the top of the webpage, out of the viewable screen, the only thing known to the viewer is that his/her page is flying down, and then flying up again. Thanks.
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    Very badly designed and coded websites that take seemingly forever to finish loading because they have sold so many ads. The almighty dollar takes precedence for these businesses while they sacrifice usability and visitor experience. These websites are for the company and not the visitor. They are not worth your time to begin with.

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    As much as I hate recommending extensions such as this because more often than not they block legitimate ads that do no harm, this is a case where it's necessary.

    https://adblockplus.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    As much as I hate recommending extensions such as this because more often than not they block legitimate ads that do no harm, this is a case where it's necessary.

    https://adblockplus.org/
    Thanks guys for the inputs. I thought there might be a name for this particular type of ad that inserts itself and pushes everything else around seconds or minutes into the visit. My plan was to email such websites and vent my frustrations at their lack of common sense for allowing such ads on their sites. I don't mind ads at all because usually when a page is loading, I can see the spots where the ads will show up, and they don't move or make anything else move. They just stay there on the sidelines and don't bother anybody. This particular type like with cnn and other news sites are just flat out unseen and just frustrate the viewer.


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